Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Laughter Lives!

Laughter LivesThis post is part of "Laughter Lives! Tuesday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Laughter Lives!" posts.

"Eeewww, Mommy....."  By:  Misty

My son Hunter, now 8 years old, is always saying something funny.  This kid has a vocabulary of a 5th grader and can often just blow me away with the things he says or comes up with.

However, Ill never forget when he was 4 years old and even younger, some of the things that he said, and while saying them at moments that make you want to crawl under the nearest rock as possible.  Now, although this is suppose to make people laugh, I am ultimately going to embarrass myself at the same time. I don't think I have shared this story with many.  If so it has been a very, very selected and trusted few.  Now I am going to share it with the world. Why, am I doing this?  Because I like a good, tears rolling down your face, you think you may pee your pants kind of laugh.  Man, that kind of laugh just feels so good on the soul, mind and body.


So here you go, you get one of those kind of laughs at my expense today, thanks to my clever and oh so smart little boy brutally honest 2-year old at the time.  

Taking a deep breath and trying to convince myself to stop typing this story, for what I am about to say is just not that funny if you were standing in my shoes this day.  

I am a model here in Miami Florida.  No, that isn't the funny part! Geez!  During my single day years as a single mom, I would often have to take my son to my shoots with me for my family all live in Texas.  He was accustom to being on sets since he was a week old for that is all he knew between his dad and I both being in the industry.  Well, technically since he was a fetus, because he was on the very first cover of Pregnancy Magazine back in 2000, while 7 1/2 months pregnant. 

Being a typical day in our lives, we had a photo shoot to be at early in the morning (6:00AM).  I'll keep the client and shoot information disclosed for now. Here we are at the shoot, everything going fine like it should.  First thing we do is grab juice or bite to eat with whatever they have to serve the crew, until I am called into hair and make-up.  I shoot, we are finished and its time to wrap it up and head home. 

After gathering up all the toys, snacks and wardrobe items that we brought with us, we head out the door.  While waiting by the elevator for our turn, I am standing there with my hands full, my 2 year old little boy and my friends daughter Zoe, whom I brought with me to help entertain Hunter during the shoot.  Then here comes the grip guy, the stylist and the photographer all waiting on the same very slow elevator to arrive.  Everyone is standing pretty quit for it has been a long days shoot.  I'm sure everyone was lost in their own minds of what they needed to get to next, once they left this place.  I at some point said to Hunter, again, my 2 year old toddler to come and stand next to mommy.  Trying to get him out of the way of all the gear and equipment that surrounded him.  

As he moves closer to me and leans his head up against my stomach, while I carry about 20 things in my two hands, he quickly steps away from me, grabs his nose with his finger and thumb and says to me, "eeww mommy stinky right there, ewww," I thought I was going to faint as I realized I was witnessing what everyone else was also witnessing at that very moment, my son pointing at me in a place he shouldn't be pointing, all while holding his nose and saying "eeww, mommy stinking there, ewww mommy." 

My vision became so blurred that I can't even recall what anyone else around me was thinking or doing.  I felt the blood rush to my head and by the time I got on to the elevator and into my car to drive home, I can't recall anything.  Its all a blur.  I was horrified and so out of my comfort zone, I just sat in the car on the way home in shock.  Yes, this just happened to me, a model that tries to present herself a certain way, while often getting to live in the fantasy world by pretending to be whatever I am needed to be for the job if it be print, TV or film.  That day, I was no longer Misty Rice, the model/actress.  I was quickly humbled and reminded that I was simply a hard working mom, a single mom of a beautiful, but yet brutally honest and amazing little boy!!  He keeps me in check, keeps my head balanced and I love him for all of it. Yes, even at moments when I wish I had a huge roll of duct-tape to place over his mouth and leave it there till he is out of college. 

You see, I bet you are now laughing, or peeing your pants by now at my expense.  I feel all those raw emotions coming back at me now, as if it just happened yesterday.  I want to crawl back under that rock.  

I guess I better explain why my very brutally honest 2-year-old said such a thing, at so the wrong time.  I hope this part of the story isn't a little TMI (too much information), but I feel after such a horrifying experience, I have the right to explain myself (after I stop crying and laughing while typing here).  Okay, breath Misty, breath! 

People, I simply had infection from my (IUD) okay!  I went to the doctor, got rid of the probably and I assure you my son has never said that again.  Laughing!!!!!!  Now quickly forget that I just shared this story with you, and hurry over to Riggs Family Blog and share your Laughter Lives story.  I need something other than myself to be laughing at here.  

PS:  You may never bring this story up to me again. *LOL*  My Blog, My Story and My Rule...unless of course its Riggs asking me to post it in their Serious.Life Magazine.  I may have to then change my name and identity, but it will all be worth it, if I got you to laughing till you peed your pants. 

Hunter when he was only 2 years old.  

8 Personal Thoughts:



thanks for the sweet comment friend . I so am inlove with that photo that girl and the whole photography process.

fun thursday wear is the mommy and me gonna be? I like to take emma e-mail me later and let me know the info....lol

we need to start a mops through our church . you need to start that in addition to every thing else you do lol.. chat later friend

Alicia said...

Gorgeous family you have there!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I would love to share with you how to get the scrolling bar! It's very simple! I love how my blog looks more organized!

Can you give me your email and I'll send it to you? I wasn't able to put HTML tags in your comment box.

ChristmasQueen said...

LOL...I'm surprised I didn't just bite myself trying to hold in my gales of laughter! I'm reading this at an office and I can barely hold it in...

Misty, I am so glad I found your blog. You are such a strong Christian woman and I admire you so much! I was really encouraged when I read your 'about us' on your redesigned blog and heard the story of how you were single for 5 long and lonely years before meeting your husband. I was in a 5 year relationship (I was really young when we met and began dating)that ended badly and haven't dated really at all since then. You would not believe how often people ask me if I have a boyfriend and act mistified when I say no or that actually I haven't been on a date at all in awhile. I had just made up my mind I wasn't going to let that bother me anymore when I read what you wrote and I was like Ah-Ha! I'm not the only one...the fabulous, beautiful and successful Misty Rice was single and lonely too! I'm acutally starting to think that being beautiful and sucessfull (and well, picky) makes it even harder to date! So thank you for being so candid :)

The Thompson's said...

Wow Mist he looks so grown up in that pic for a two year old.

amanda said...

okay so that was really funny. thanks for the giggle. :0) you have a beautiful family!!

Jennifer said...

ahhhh, that's a great story...something for you and Hunter to share laughs about for years to come!

Aspiemom said...

How embarassing! Thanks for the laugh!

daniella said...

That is absolutely HILLARIOUS! Before I read your confession as to why Hunter said that, I initially thought that you simply...uhm....tooted. Let's get real, all humans do it - pretty or not :-) You just tell him that girls don't toot, they "pass flowers".

Oh, kids kid. They always have to bring reality into life, don't they? Good storry, Mis. Great story that delivered a great laugh!

On a completely different subject, everytime I watch the TODAY show and Florida happens to be the highlighted state, and when I hear what the weather is like I just get into wishful thinking. I cannot wait to get in a bikini and lay on a beach. CANNOT WAIT! So, I'm thinking we need to get together soon...perhaps April :-)

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